Courtroom National Championship?

Utah Attorney General Investigating Antitrust Lawsuit Against BCS : It’s About Time!
January 08, 2009 by Aly Adair

BCS Creates Unfair Competition and Financial Benefit to College Football Programs

The University of Utah Utes deserve to be crowned the 2008 National Champions of college football. It is about time that the entire college football playoff system is restructured, so they say every year when one or two college football progams get screwed out of the National Championship title because they are not in the select few conferences that belong to the BCS. The college football playoff system might finally change if the Utah Attorney General gets his way.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is setting out to challenge the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and other state attorneys general are backing his investigation into antitrust law violations by the BCS. President Elect Barack Obama has already said he would like to do what he can to influence a change in the unpopular BCS conference college football ranking system. While most sports enthusiasts agree that a national championship playoff series should be created for all national college football teams, none have legally challenged the BCS financial awards and the unfair competitive advantage they create, until now.

The University of Utah Utes finished the 2008 college football season at 13-0, the only undefeated college football team in the nation. The Utah Utes are the first non-BCS conference college football team since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) started in 1998, to have two undefeated seasons and win two BCS bowl games. The Utah Utes beat Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.

In 2008, the Utah Utes beat Alabama, BYU, TCU, and Oregon State, all of which were top 25 ranked teams when the Utes beat them. The Utah Utes beat bowl eligible teams Air Force, Colorado State, Alabama, BYU, TCU, and Oregon State, but under the current BCS system, cannot be considered for the National Championship.


  1. Glad to see someone else in South Carolina is on the same page with the Utes! I’m not sure a court case is necessarily the best way to go — but something has to break up this corrupt/stupid BCS system!

    Go Utes!

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